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Monday, September 28, 2009

Over The Moon Monday - Pick 3 Challenge

Good morning and welcome to another Over The Moon Monday. I hope you've had a great week. It was a busy one for me, but I got to enjoy some good barbeque at Q-Fest this weekend, so that was a lot of fun. My oldest granddaughter has had the flu and been out of school all week and she had cabin fever, so she spent Saturday and Sunday with me, and we had a great time.

This will be another Pick 3 challenge this week. I love the variety you get when you have multiple things to choose from. So, without further ado, here are the 6 things for you to choose from:
  • Webbing Spray
  • The color purple
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Something nautical
  • Cuttlebug folder

That's a pretty eclectic group of items. And you only have to pick 3 for your creation.

For my card, I chose the webbing spray (I always forget I have this), ribbon, and something nautical (stamp from TAC).

This is a card I made for a friend's husband, who had been ill. Masculine cards are sometimes difficult to make, but this one came together nicely. To begin, I took a piece of light blue cardstock and sponged some blue ink on it randomly. Then I sprayed gold webbing spray on it. I always forget I have the webbing spray, and I love the way it looks when I do remember I have it.

I used alcohol ink in denim and stonewash on a piece of glossy cardstock, then stamped the ship with permanent ink. I let it dry, then distressed the edges. I mounted this on white cardstock for a fram, and distressed the edges of that cardstock, also.

I punched out a buckle from a scrap of white cardstock, and embossed it with white embossing powder to make a white buckle that had some texture. I threaded a piece of navy ribbon with white polka dots through the buckle and adhered to the webbed cardstock. I mounted my ship on top of that and I was done. It looks much better in real life.

Why don't you choose 3 items from the above list, make a card, and share a link with us here in the comment section. I'd love to see what you do with it.

I also want to mention that I am creating a gallery on my website, so you will be able to see card samples made using My Paper Moon stamps. Check it out here. If you have a card or project made using stamps from My Paper Moon, and you would like to see it in the gallery, please send me a scan and I will be happy to upload it. Check back often, as I am just getting started uploading the cards, and it takes awhile...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Over The Moon Monday - Pick 3 Challenge

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend. I am so wishing for cooler weather. I am tired of the this time of the year I am so over it. I'm thinking it's kind of the same as some of our northern friends being over the winter, only in reverse.

Did you do anything fun this weekend?

Now, on to the weekly challenge....another Pick 3 Challenge. In case you haven't participated before, here is how it works. I will give you 6 items to choose from. You need to pick 3 and use them on your card. Then, you can post a link to your creation in the comments section so we can all enjoy it.

Here are the items to choose from:
  • a rectangle shape
  • a buckle
  • anything with stripes
  • frame of any kind
  • buttons
  • chipboard

That gives you a pretty wide variety of items to choose from. The three I chose were the rectangle shape, stripes, and a frame.

The card is pretty self explanatory. The striped paper is a patterned scrapbook paper from the Dollar Tree. The rectangle shape and the frame are red cardstock that have been punched with a nestability scalloped rectangle die. The image is Jimmy Pin Drop from My Paper Moon. The whole thing is layered on a red card.

I made this card for my great-nephew, who is enduring Marine boot camp. I thought the guy with the big ear was perfect, since I hadn't heard from him yet and I'm "all ears" waiting on a letter.

Come on, share your creation with us....and have a great week!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Over The Moon Monday - Pick 3 Challenge

Good morning, and welcome to another Over The Moon Monday. I hope you had a good weekend.

I love the Pick 3 Challenges. I think they give you a lot of lattitude, yet still have some confines. And the possibilities are endless. So, today we will have another Pick 3 Challenge. Are you up for it?

Okay, let's go. Today's options are:
  • The color purple
  • Gemstones (crystals)
  • Ribbon
  • Border Punch
  • Pearl Ex
  • Leaves

I have chosen the color purple, ribbon, and a border punch for my 3 choices. Below is the card I made:

The coloring is off because I used pop dots to raise the cat sitting in the window. It doesn't really look like I singed the paper in real life

I used a Copic Marker to color the ribbon the same color as the night time sky. I used a white gel pen to make the centers of the stars, and I used a Martha Stewart border punch to punch the bottom of the patterned paper. I used tiny pearls to make a collar for the cat, just to give it a little pizzaz.

I hope you take the time to do something crafty this week.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Over The Moon Monday - Technique Challenge

Good morning and welcome to another Over The Moon Monday.

Happy Labor Day! I have the day off, and I hope to spend it doing something fun. Yesterday we had a cookout with my daughter and her family, and that was a lot of fun. We don't do things like that often enough.

I've had intermittent issues with the internet, and so I won't be spending much time surfing the web.

Today I want to share a technique called Double Cuttlebugging. If you like the shabby chic look, you'll like this one.

To begin, I chose a cuttlebug folder (d'vine swirls) and ran my cardstock through it. I used a blue colored cardstock. When it was embossed, I ran a black inkpad over the raised area, which highlights the swirls. When the ink was dry, I took my bone folder and ran it over the cardstock so that it was flat again.

I ran the cardstock through the cuttlebug again, this time using a floral embossing folder. I again ran a black inkpad over the embossed area.

I added some irridescent sprays to the cardstock to give it a shimmer.

I stamped "Wish" (TAC) onto a piece of shimmery paper, rounded the corners on one side, and adhered to the embossed cardstock with 3 brads.

I trimmed and mounted the embossed piece onto a light brown cardstock.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday today...